Pouha reflects on Mormon faith after presidential election

New York Jets defensive lineman Sione Pouha shared some personal thoughts about his Mormon faith and the presidential election with the media this week.

New York Jets defensive lineman Sione Pouha. (Associated Press)

Pouha, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and returned missionary, said that although he didn’t win, Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy did serve to show a new side of the LDS faith. His remarks appeared in a Metro article by Kristian Dyer. Here are some of Pouha’s comments:

I think that’s the most effective way for someone to know you’re part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — to help others.”

“I think doing something for your fellow man is just as important as the exposure brought by Gov. Romney. I know he holds the faith very strong and contributing and following the word and that is great for others to see. It does give an eye to the faith, but I also think it serves a better purpose to do something good for your fellow man and show it that way too.”

New York Jets’ Sione Pouha (91) tackles Houston Texans’ Arian Foster. (Associated Press)

“The thing I was proudest of the most was the process of how this country was able to select a president in such a peaceful, respectable way. I was more proud to be an American [and] that we could go out there and research and find your candidate and vote. That was really awesome to me.”

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